You Pt. 3 (Final)
Genre: Fluff, High School!Bangtan
Pairing: Namjin (Namjoon x Jin)
Word Count: 1,695
A/N: Sorry if the ending’s a little abrupt, but i think it was fitting? Regardless, I hope that you enjoy.
There’s hints as to what’s coming next wink wonk
Jin was a little shocked and, if he was being honest, almost didn’t believe it. Almost. He didn’t really know what to say, his only response was his face turning bright red, which made Jungkook chuckle; he found it incredibly amusing.
“H- how do you know? Did he tell you?” He stumbled over his words, this question had a rather obvious answer, but he didn’t really know how to ask what he wanted know. Jungkook knew because Namjoon told him. That was the whole point of being glued to him, constantly. He just gave Jin a look that said ‘You know exactly how I know.’
“Are you done processing that? I’m really hungry please maybe interpret that a little faster.”
Jin snapped out of his little daze and told Jungkook they’d go soon, and as soon as he did, his phone buzzed. It was Namjoon.
[Namjoon-3:30PM: Hey, what you up to rn?]
Jungkook looked at Jin’s phone too, and then at Jin watching his next move.
“What do I say oh my god.”
“Tell him you’re getting ready to go on a date, duh.”
[Jin-3:32PM: Getting ready for a date, you?]
[Namjoon-3:33PM: A date? With who?]
[Jin-3:33PM: No one you know]
[Namjoon-3:34PM: Anyway, hmu when you’re done with your date.]
For some reason, that answer felt a little distant. As if he were annoyed, Jungkook had to be right that it bothered Namjoon that he was going to “go on a date” with someone who wasn’t him. If this little plan worked, he’d owe his life to Jungkook.
Namjoon did ask Jin about his “date” much to Jin’s dismay. He had to make up a person that didn’t exist just to really sell it. He’d agreed with Jungkook that if Namjoon asked he could say that he wouldn’t be seeing his imaginary man anymore, so as not to discourage Namjoon. It was then that Jungkook’s work was done, he’d planted the seed of jealousy and made Namjoon admit something he didn’t think would be possible. He truly was a miracle worker. They began hanging out all the time again, and it was around this time that Jimin had gotten close with a girl. It honestly made Jin a little envious, but he put that to the side. No one else really seemed to mind it, eventually they saw less and less of Jimin and Jin could only assume that whatever it was that they were doing was best kept out of sight. The situation made him yearn for Namjoon that much more. He’d be lying if he said he didn’t want to feel the warmth of his arms around him. It was almost a desperate desire, to just be surrounded by his light, to drown in his laugh, and hang off of his smile. But he knew that these things were harder for them if anything were to become of their relationship. Not everyone took kindly to people like them, it was almost prohibited, a secret to be kept between them. A secret that’d bind them together for a long time. He hoped for the best, however, and hoped that everything would turn out just fine. He’d have to break the news to his family sooner or later, and so would Namjoon. Although he could maybe keep it hidden for a while, until he could leave and be himself independently.
This was the part of life that he wished wasn’t so taboo. He was a normal guy like everyone else, he just happened to like other guys as well. It wasn’t something other worldly, but whatever, the world would have to adapt eventually. He talked about this with Namjoon, who was as scared and concerned as he was, he almost seemed scared for himself although he insisted that he was concerned for Jin. Regardless, he didn’t put any pressure on Namjoon to come out even if it pained him immensely to not have him. He was tempted to tell Jungkook to subtly hint that Jin liked him too, but decided that he’d done enough. He’d make it known some other way, hopefully he’d get the hint. All that was left at this point was for them to return each other’s affection, Jin just had to make sure that Namjoon felt safe about it, so he wouldn’t feel pressured. It was just a matter of having patience and being understanding. Everything that needs to happen, will happen at the right time. You can’t rush destiny.
There was only one thing that Jin feared, what if Namjoon never faced it? Or, alternatively, what if he didn’t come out soon enough? Would Jin still be there for him, or would Namjoon even care about him anymore? What if he never got to hold him, never got to tell him how he felt or how much he meant to him. It was a scary thought, for he would forever be the one that got away. The first love he never had. That added to the fact that he was two years younger than Jin, he’d be graduating soon and leaving him behind for a while, until eventually Namjoon caught up. That is if they went to the same university. So many years of their lives would be spent yearning for each other, only to never act on it. Only time could tell what would become of them, for now all Jin could was wait it out. Until then, he’d simply try to get closer to Namjoon.
Things proceeded the way they always did, Jin and Namjoon kept hanging out as they always did. Hardly anything had changed, yet Jin’s heart still ached, as if it’d accepted its fate too soon. Summer was over and winter was approaching fast, which was fitting for his state. Maybe the cold would make him feel a little more alive now. He thought he was doing a good job of hiding all that went through his mind, but apparently his body language gave it away because one afternoon while he was over at Namjoon’s house he asked Jin if everything was alright. Could he hide it any longer? Or would he have to at last come clean? He gave Namjoon a half assed excuse hoping he’d believe it, he didn’t seem convinced but he let it go, keeping it in the back of his mind; maybe he could catch Jin off guard and he’d say the truth. Regardless, they carried on normally, and Jin was at ease. They went out to lunch together and, in retrospect, it almost felt like a date. To anyone who didn’t know them, they looked like a cute couple on a cute little date. After a nice afternoon, they went back to Namjoon’s place. Jin plopped onto his bed and just waited for him to suggest something else to do.
“Hey Jin, I’ve been meaning to tell you something.” Namjoon spoke up, breaking the comfortable silence between them. He was intrigued, but remained quiet so that he’d keep talking.
“I know we’ve known each other for quite a while, and you and I are super close. I think,” he stopped abruptly, Jin sat up, “I… never mind. You just mean a lot to me, man.”
“What were you going to say?” Jin felt a little bad for pressuring him, but he needed to know.
“I- I just wanted to tell you that- promise that this won’t change anything between us okay?” He promised, and Namjoon went on. “I- I think I might like you. As in more than just friends.” This came as both a relief and a shock. Part of Jin didn’t believe Jungkook when he said that Namjoon wanted him. This was also one of the only times Jin had seen him blush this much. He was so cute, he waited a bit before replying. He had to really think about it, did he tell Namjoon that he felt the same way? Or did he let it go. There were a lot of things to take into consideration, because he was two years younger than Jin, how would other people react? He had to think of Namjoon, and about how he would be viewed from then on.
“It’s more complicated for us, isn’t it?” This caught Namjoon off guard, so he explained himself. “What I mean is that, it’s not as favorable to be seen ‘together’ you know? Two guys? As a couple, people will think it’s weird, I really like you too, but doesn’t it scare you?” They looked at each other then, a heaviness present in both of their eyes.
“It does, but we can get through it. The world doesn’t have to understand it. You and I can do anything, but how will we know if we don’t try?” He said, Jin’s heart almost stopped beating at his words. He smiled wide then, letting out a little chuckle of relief. Namjoon laughed, too. They sat there in silence a moment, a mutual sense of ease in the air.
The days that followed, they got mixed reactions. They didn’t really put a name on it, either, they just began dating without needing words to be spoken. Hoseok was the most vocal about it, in the sense that he couldn’t stop gushing about how cute they were, much to Yoongi’s annoyance. He was incredibly shameless with his “subtle” flirting, which just drove Yoongi insane. It was incredibly amusing to the rest, Taehyung laughed the hardest when he saw it, throwing Yoongi certain unreadable looks. As it seemed, they were all very supportive. Jungkook really liked to brag about how he “brought them together” as if he was some sort of match maker. It was kind of cute, as if he was a proud son bragging about his parents.
Jin still worried about what the future held for them, but he had to think about now. He had to remember that he and Namjoon were a team, and they’d get through anything if they trusted and supported each other. They’d promised each other that it wouldn’t matter how difficult things got, they’d always give their all to each other. They’d keep going for a long, long time.